"I used to be a' foodie' and now I am a "foodist'"
Welcome to my health and wellbeing blog.
I’m not a raw foodist by choice. I was recently diagnosed as having a complicated autoimmune condition including severe Histamine Intolerance and a form of reactive arthritis. I have become hypersensitive to high histamine foods, pollen, dust and some everyday chemicals. My condition affects every area of my life.
I have Mast Cell Activation Disease (MCAD).
I was prescribed a low histamine diet and then a raw food diet to ease my symptoms and over the past 2 years I have overcome my reluctance to a new way of eating and living. I have been experimenting to combine the two diets and I have been learning how to eat a diet comprising mainly of low histamine raw fruit and vegetables and how to change the habits of a life time.
I am starting to feel healthier than I have ever been before. I have also lost 35 lbs in weight.
I will be sharing with you how I got here and I'll be exploring low histamine raw recipes, natural beauty products, how to cope with being "allergic to everything" and generally how to regain health and fitness and live life to the full despite my unusual condition!
Please feel free to message me with any suggestions, questions, or comments. I'd love to hear from you!
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These are some ads for where I buy my coconut water and stuff like that :
I used to think that my habitual brain fog was about anxiety. Since I started to eat differently I have discovered it was about the food I ate and the chemical smells (such as cigarette smoke/perfume) that I ingested. The wrong food can actually give me panic attacks. Some foods can bring my mood down and or make my heart beat rapidly. I was actually wrongly diagnosed as bipolar at 16.
Perfume can make me sick. Bread can make my stomach bloat and my brain jump. Coffee makes me forget what I am doing. Black tea gives me headaches. Marmite makes my heart race. Sugar makes me come out in a rash. Hair dye makes my head sore. Cheese can make my sinuses fill immediately. Smoke makes my throat sore and constrict and my voice disappears. Peanut butter can make me feel like I am dying within half an hour of eating it … Don’t ask about alcohol.. Of course, I just “had IBS.”…
It’s all a chemical reaction!